Draining Chicago

Chapter 3 Photos, 1–22

(photos 23–44 here and 45–68 here)

North Shore Channel

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DC-Photo 3.17

From crib wall #1 looking southwest, May 9, 1909. The temporary trestle bridge for Sheridan Road spanning the cut in the bluff for the channel. A low embankment at the shoreline remains across the cut to separate the lake from excavation of the channel beyond the trestle. In the right foreground is rock-filled timber crib wall #1. Coming over the bluff at right is a string of dump cars pushed by a dinkie locomotive transporting excavated spoil to be dumped in the landfill. (MWRD photo 3864)